Show simple item record Robertson, Claire E. Pretus, Clara Rathje, Steve Harris, Elizabeth A. Van Bavel, Jay J. 2023-01-31T08:44:05Z 2022
dc.identifier.citation Robertson CE, Pretus C, Rathje S, Harris EA, Van Bavel JJ. How social identity shapes conspiratorial belief. Curr Opin Psychol. 2022 Oct; 47: 101423. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101423
dc.identifier.issn 2352-250X
dc.description.abstract While conspiracy theories may offer benefits to those who believe in them, they can also foster intergroup conflict, threaten democracy, and undercut public health. We argue that the motivations behind conspiracy theory belief are often related to social identity. Conspiracy theories are well-positioned to fulfill social identity needs such as belongingness goals, the need to think highly of one's in-group, and the need to feel secure in one's group status. Understanding the social motives that attract people to conspiracy theories should be a focus of future research, and may be key to creating more successful interventions to reduce socially harmful conspiracy theories.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.title How social identity shapes conspiratorial belief
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Conspiracy theories
dc.subject.keyword Misinformation
dc.subject.keyword Social identity
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dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.embargo.liftdate 2023-07-15 info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2023-07-15

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